TOWIE star says she’s “disgusted” by her bikini body

We all get down about our body image every now and then, but we were sad to find out that TOWIE star Lauren Goodger is being so hard on herself.

The former TOWIE cast member was photographed walking the beach in a bikini while on holidays in Egypt recently, and she says she's "too upset and too embarrassed" to look at the photos that have been published online.

"They're horrendous!" she told New! magazine. "I look like a beached whale."

Although she is naturally curvy, in recent years Lauren's weight has fluctuated, going up and down between a size 8 and a size 14.

But she says she's now at her highest weight and she's finding it hard to deal with. "I'm the heaviest I've ever been and I've been distracting myself with other things so I don't have to think about it. In my mind I'm still a size 12 but I'm obviously not," said the 28-year-old.

Going by her Instagram feed it's impossible to tell that Lauren has gained any weight, but  she says that these latest pictures have really upset her. "I want to go into hibernation and cover my face with a balaclava," she admitted.

However they might be just the motivation she needs to start looking after her body better. "I need to stop doing these fad diets. You can't maintain them long-term. I can't live like that," she added.

Whatever happens, we hope Lauren gains the confidence to see that she's gorgeous inside and out!